SRS Calendar of Events

For 2017

The Spokane Rose Society (SRS) has several types of events throughout the year. Some are open to the public, others are members only. Here are the general types of events and gatherings that we have, scroll down a bit for special events.

General meetings are held monthly, usually on the 4th Wednesday, and are open to the public. They are at at 7:00 p.m. in the meeting room by the conservatory at Manito Park in Spokane, Washington. Please see our calendar (below) for exact times and locations. Some club business will be discussed and there is usually some kind of presentation. There is socializing afterwards. Occasionally these meetings are dropped and replaced with some event, such as the Rose Show. Guests are always welcome. Here’s the map to the meeting room
Board Meetings are held quarterly and are open only to club members. Usually they are also held in the Manito meeting room.
Garden Tours are held a few times per year and are open to club members. There are a lot of very nice gardens in the Spokane area and we’ve managed to tour quite a few of them.
Special Events, such as the Rose Show, are held annually.

The 2017 Event Calendar

Unless otherwise noted all meetings are at the meeting room at 7pm. March, June, and July have meeting changes

February

Wednesday, Feb. 22: “Designing with Roses and Companion Plants.”

The Spokane Rose Society shakes off the snow with Northland Rosarium‘s Carol Newcomb discussing how to integrate roses into your garden. If you’re dreaming about seeing dirt again, join us! Everyone is welcome!  7pm at the Manito meeting room.

March

Wed, March 22: Pat Munts: “Pollinators in your Garden”

April

Saturday April 15 and Saturday April 22: Pruning demonstrations hosted by (and at) Northland Rosarium (location.)

Wed, April 26: Rose Auction with Charley Klement as auctioneer. Bring roses you want to move out and bring family and friends to bid on beautiful roses for your garden. Most of the roses are home grown and a few other plants are sometimes available. The auction is great fun and all proceeds go to the SRS.  7pm at the Manito meeting room.

May

Wed, May 24: TBA

June

Rose Show! Sat. June 24 at the Northland Rosarium (location.) This is our big event of the year. Come and see all of the beautiful roses that can be grown in the Spokane (and Missoula) area. Open to non-members as well as members. In addition to the usual hybrid teas there will be minis, climbers, old garden roses, shrubs, arrangements, and more.

8am for those showing, 10am judging, Noon for the general public.

July

Saturday, July 15: Nita-Jo Rountree, author of “Growing Roses in the Pacific Northwest,” hosted by Spokane Rose Society and The Inland Empire Gardeners. She will give two (free) presentations at Northland Rosarium, both open to the public. Afterwards tickets will be available to SRS and TIEG members for a tea and reception.

Wed, July 26: Andrew Smith; Softwood, Semi-Hardwood, and Hardwood Propagation. 7pm at the Manito meeting room.

August

Wed. August 23:  Michael Laundegin’s Garden. Yes, it’s true. We are not meeting at our normal site in Manito Park, but we are going to be seeing an amazing garden. We thought our garden tour last month was outstanding, but this is something entirely different, and I don’t want to miss this one!!

You need to contact your editor at either lynnschafer@gmail.com or 286-3655 so we can get a head count and so you can find out where Mr. Laundagin’s garden is. Please do this ASAP, as plans need

Refreshments will be served, and Michael will share some observations about his garden experience about 7:30 and will be available for questions.

September

Wed. September 27: 6 pack Rose Show at the meeting room, M.C.ed by Lynn Schafer. This is an informal show and everyone judges. Yes, you can use beer (or soda) bottles as your vases. If you have something in bloom then bring it in!  7pm at the Manito meeting room.

October

Wed, October 26: Annual Business Meeting, at the meeting room, and a presentation TBA

November

(date and time to be confirmed) Annual Pot Luck & State of Manito Rose Garden presentation with Steve Smith. Members only.